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Dear Members & Visitors

Our thanks to Julie for another excellent blog which we are confident has captured the spirit and energy of your June meeting.

A captivating presentation from Sadie outlining that wonderful Round The World Trip of a lIfetime! (we tried to find a suitable image for the blog!) please do take a look and circulate across your contacts and social media where appropriate.

www.wibn-ssw.co.uk/wibn-news/wibn-bmouth-christchurch-fond-farewells-new-beginnings

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Christchurch Council

Developing Skills, Developing Business

Christchurch and East Dorset Councils are hosting two events, encouraging skills development and future growth by connecting schools and businesses.

Business representatives from across Christchurch and East Dorset are invited to attend one of two business breakfast networking events hosted by Christchurch and East Dorset Councils. The theme of the events will be ‘Developing Skills – Developing Business’ encouraging local businesses to engage with schools, colleges and universities to improve skills and boost growth in the local economy.

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Travel grant to help local businesses from Dorset City Counc

Local businesses are being offered another chance to apply for a new travel grant from Dorset County Council, with up to £3,000 per application up for grabs.

The scheme is designed to help firms start incentives that encourage more people to walk, cycle or use public transport on the journey to work.

As well as boosting the local economy and helping to tackle road congestion, the initiative also aims to boost the health and wellbeing of staff.

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news in Weymouth

Businesses back new Maritime Event in Weymouth

One of the aims of the Weymouth BID business plan is to attract more visitors to the town out of season and one of the best ways to do this is by hosting great events. In 2013 Weymouth BID commissioned Roger Dalton Associates to deliver two events each year, the Victorian Shownight in December and Waterfest in September.

This festival provides a platform for local businesses to showcase their products and services and a fantastic opportunity for visitors to see what Weymouth has to offer. Waterfest will be held on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September 2014. Saturday 11am – 6pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm.

Businesses have really supported the event, with the Weymouth BID as main sponsor, Weymouth Sealife as Headline Sponsor and Dream Cottages as a category sponsor.

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business services in Weymouth

Weymouth Bid 'Weyfarer's' Prepare to Welcome Visitors

The first group of Weymouth BID Weyfarers have now completed their training in preparation for their launch on Thursday 31st July when the German cruise ship “Astor” arrives into Portland Port with 586 passengers on board. The Weyfarers will welcome visitors to the town and support the Weymouth BID in its aim to promote the area by providing help and assistance to visitors to the town.

The Weyfarers training scheme was based on the 2012 Olympic Ambassadors programme with the role of the Weyfarers being very similar. The Weyfarer programme will use the “Inspire 2012” logo. The new uniform for the Weyfarers has been designed by Marketing company RLA and printed by local company Weyprint.

Nigel Reed Weymouth BID Manager said “The Training course was well received by the Weyfarers with great input from Kevin Good of WPBC who took time out to demonstrate the use of Radios and highlight the support the Beach Office can provide. PCSO Dave Hill from the Safer Neighbourhood Team also provided useful information. We are looking forward to running further courses as more people apply.”

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